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Old April 11th, 2017, 06:30 AM   #1
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Trijicon AccuPoint w/ Triangle Post reticle

Does anyone have any experience with the Trijicon AccuPoint series with that (what I consider) odd triangle post reticle?

The place I'm returning my ATN X-Sight II is offering me a pretty descent deal on a 2.5-10x56mm w/ BAC, Amber Triangle Post,... but I don't get that reticle compared to MIL or MOA or even ACSS.... that is: how you would adjust those in terms of is it considered MOA for adjustment, or MIL for adjustment (thinking about my ballistics app profile setup) when it comes to clicks to adjust for distance and wind?

Has anyone ever used one of these "post" style reticles, especially for hunting?



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Old April 11th, 2017, 06:45 AM   #2
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I had only looked at the post/triangle reticle and never used them in the field but Accupoints are very nice scopes. I have one with a standard reticle. You'd adjust it the same way as any other but it doesn't have the BDC for on-the-fly holdovers. As long as you have time to stop and calculate distance and adjust your windage/elevation it would be fine. More likely than not you would be estimating your holdover in a hunting situation, but that's me speaking from my hunting experience where I'm not looking at 300yd shots. I was not a fan of the post and triangle but I'm sure there are some positive opinions.

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I had only looked at the post/triangle reticle and never used them in the field but Accupoints are very nice scopes. I have one with a standard reticle. You'd adjust it the same way as any other but it doesn't have the BDC for on-the-fly holdovers. As long as you have time to stop and calculate distance and adjust your windage/elevation it would be fine. More likely than not you would be estimating your holdover in a hunting situation, but that's me speaking from my hunting experience where I'm not looking at 300yd shots. I was not a fan of the post and triangle but I'm sure there are some positive opinions.
That's what I'm wondering... it doesn't seem conducive to a hunting scenario in my brain... but, maybe I'm just not seeing the bigger picture.

There is the AccuPower series - same magnification / objective lens size that is battery powered that has a more traditional reticle option - but I know the AccuPoint are considered a hair better because of the lack of battery necessity...

It's that reticle I have to wrap my head around... is it worth it, or just get the refund and get something I've been looking at / pondering already.

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It's that reticle I have to wrap my head around... is it worth it, or just get the refund and get something I've been looking at / pondering already.
Get some more feedback on it but it sounds like the "good deal" is the most attractive part of it for you. It is still going to cost a few pennies so don't settle!

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It's called "holdover." We used to shoot that way up until the 1990's, when somebody decided that trigonometry was needed to hit anything.

You aim low at close targets and high at longer ranges. The "post" on this reticle is hollow so that you can still see the target when holding high.

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It's called "holdover." We used to shoot that way up until the 1990's, when somebody decided that trigonometry was needed to hit anything.

You aim low at close targets and high at longer ranges. The "post" on this reticle is hollow so that you can still see the target when holding high.
We call it "Kentucky windage" as well

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Get some more feedback on it but it sounds like the "good deal" is the most attractive part of it for you. It is still going to cost a few pennies so don't settle!
Nah, the deal isn't the critical part --- if I can get a smoking deal on something of quality that fits the bill, yeah, that's a nobrainer --- but these guys were wondering if there was anything they had for sale they could interest me in to retain my business rather than an outright refund. This, after our conversation, was the only thing that was ever on my radar (came up as part of my sub 3x range options, both the AccuPoint and the AccuPower) as a possibility - until they mentioned the reticle which I'd never seen before.

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I run a green triangle in a ta31 acog and a red one in a ta55. Great for hunting. You can shoot sub moa groups with it also.

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I run a green triangle in a ta31 acog and a red one in a ta55. Great for hunting. You can shoot sub moa groups with it also.
That's encouraging to hear...
So do you sight it in for the triangle tip to be 100 or such, then anything that gets closer you do what? Cover the kill zone with the triangle and take the shot kind of thing? What's the conceptual basis of utilization for that kind of quick acquisition and firing?

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I have been using only post reticles for as long as I have been shooting rifles. They are very fast, since they simply mimic iron sights. The Trijicon version simply brings the concept into the 21st century.


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That's encouraging to hear...
So do you sight it in for the triangle tip to be 100 or such, then anything that gets closer you do what? Cover the kill zone with the triangle and take the shot kind of thing? What's the conceptual basis of utilization for that kind of quick acquisition and firing?
Yeah, tip at 100. Well your not much lower at closer ranges so just aim normal. Optic uses bac for both eyes open shooting for quick targets. Not sure if the accupoint scopes are the same.

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